LA's Homeboy Industries honored for humanitarian work to help alleviate human suffering

The award is given to nonprofits that have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Homeboy Industries has won the 2020 Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

The honor, which comes with a $2.5 million prize, is given to nonprofits for that have made "extraordinary contributions" toward alleviating human suffering.

Homeboy Industries is dedicated to helping former inmates and gang members turn their lives around. Its founder, Father Gregory Boyle, tweeted that the prize money will support Homeboy's many initiatives, expand current programs and develop new ones.

Since 1988, Homeboy Industries has given gang members and incarcerated men and women a chance to work, find safe housing, and make a new life.

Their future vision, called "2030 Ambition," seeks to change the way the world views and treats those on the margins of society.

For more information, visit

EMBED More News Videos

Meghan Markle and and Prince Harry rolled up their sleeves to lend a helping hand at Homeboy Industries near downtown Los Angeles.

EMBED More News Videos

Homeboy Industries is known for its work helping former gang members turn their lives around, and a new documentary explores some of those success stories.

EMBED More News Videos

Los Angeles Chargers defensive rookies took a field trip to Homeboy Industries, the East L.A. group that helps former gang members turn their lives around.

Copyright © 2022 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.